Physical Education at Riseley
Our Vision for Physical Education
Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim:
To nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We listen to our children's wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and to respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.
How do we teach PE at Riseley?
All children receive 2 hour-long PE lessons at Riseley CE Primary School. Following COVID, we decided to keep the expectation for children to come ready for PE to school on PE days. This means that children get more time for practical activity rather than spending time getting changed.
We use Get Set 4 PE as our PE Scheme which provides the lesson plans, assessment tools and long-term planning for the subject.
What do we teach in PE?
Our Physical Education facilities at Riseley
- A large sports field with enough space for 3 football pitches, grid squares and 75 metre athletics track
- A tarmacked playground surrounded by 3 large pieces of climbing equipment
- A large indoor hall for gymnastics and dance lessons
- A large Multi-Use Games Area with 5-a-side football pitches, tennis courts, netball courts and basketball courts
- A wild wood area for Forest School sessions
- An indoor swimming pool is brought into school for a 2-week period for swimming lessons to take place
Our teachers assess the children’s work in PE, both by making informal judgements, as they observe them during lessons, and though assessing against the specific objectives set out in the National Curriculum and recorded using the Get Set 4 PE assessment software. We have clear expectations of what the pupils will know, understand and be able to do at the end of each Key Stage. Teachers are supported with resources to know how to prepare children for their next phase of education. These resources include the Get Set 4 PE progression of skills document, progression ladders and knowledge organisers. These documents can be found below.